Danielle Manson

Year of Call: 2016

Danielle joins chambers as a third six pupil and accepts instructions in the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Court where she provides representation for defendants in all areas of criminal law and associated work.

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Danielle joins chambers as a third six pupil and accepts instructions in the Youth, Magistrates and Crown Court where she provides representation for defendants in all areas of criminal law and associated work.

She has appeared in the High Court in extradition proceedings and has experience in appeals to the Court of Appeal and applications to the Criminal Case Review Commission (‘CCRC’).

Background

Prior to commencing pupillage Danielle worked at law reform charity JUSTICE as their criminal justice policy intern where her research contributed to JUSTICE’s intervention in the Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Hallam) and R (on the application of Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice [2019] UKSC 2 in relation to the statutory provisions governing eligibility for compensation for miscarriages of justice. 

Whilst studying law at university, Danielle also managed the Innocence Project; working on a range of criminal appeals and applications to the CCRC. In recognition of her commitment to the project, she was nominated for the Chancellor’s Medal upon graduation and continues to sit on the CCRC’s Stakeholder Forum, as well as speaking at the ‘Innovation of Justice conferences’, organised by Liam Allen. 

Awards

Bursary Award for Excellence in Advocacy (Criminal Bar Association)

Lord Denning Scholarship (Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn)

JUSTICE Internship Award (Kalisher Trust)

Appearances

Danielle has previously been approach by members of the press and asked to provide an insight into her work as a pupil barrister and the issue of social mobility and diversity within the profession. She has appeared on Radio 4’s Law in Action, the BBC’s Sunday Politics Show and featured in pieces written for the Financial Times and the Times.

BBC Radio 4 Law in Action, on 'Raising the Bar?' with Joshua Rozenberg (June 2019)

The Financial Times Magazine: Justice for all? Inside the legal aid crisis (September 2018)

The Times: The Changing face of the Modern Bar (November 2018)

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Education

BPTC, the College of Law (Very Competent)

LLB Law, the University of Sheffield (2.1)

Professional Membership

Criminal Bar Association Executive Committee and Social Mobility Committee

Young Barristers Committee

Bar Council Social Mobility Advocate

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

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